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Table 2 Food intake of sows during gestation

From: Offspring subcutaneous adipose markers are sensitive to the timing of maternal gestational weight gain

   Sow treatment a : Food intake per day b
Gestation days % gestation completed C E M EM L
Days 1-24 0-20.8% 1.8 kg (23.5 MJ DE/day) 1.8 kg (23.5 MJ DE/day) 1.8 kg (23.5 MJ DE/day) 1.8 kg (23.5 MJ DE/day) 1.8 kg (23.5 MJ DE/day)
Days 25-50 21.7-43.5% 2.3 kg (30 MJ DE/day) 4.6 kg (60 MJ DE/day) 2.3 kg (30 MJ DE/day) 4.6 kg (60 MJ DE/day) 2.3 kg (30 MJ DE/day)
Days 50-80 43.5-69.6% 2.3 kg (30 MJ DE/day) 2.3 kg (30 MJ DE/day) 4.6 kg (60 MJ DE/day) 4.6 kg (60 MJ DE/day) 2.3 kg (30 MJ DE/day)
Days 80-110 69.6-95.7% 2.3 kg (30 MJ DE/day) 2.3 kg (30 MJ DE/day) 2.3 kg (30 MJ DE/day) 2.3 kg (30 MJ DE/day) 3.5 kg (46 MJ DE/day)
Days 110-115 95.7-100% 1.8 kg (25.6 MJ DE/day) 1.8 kg (25.6 MJ DE/day) 1.8 kg (25.6 MJ DE/day) 1.8 kg (25.6 MJ DE/day) 1.8 kg (25.6 MJ DE/day)
  1. aC were Control Sows that received 2.3 kg/day food from day 25 to day 110 gestation, E sows consumed 4.6 kg/day food in early (days 25 to 50) gestation, M sows received 4.6 kg/day in mid gestation (days 50 to 80), EM sows received 4.6 kg/day in early and mid gestation (days 25 to 80) and L sows received 3.5 kg/day from days 80 to 110 of gestation.
  2. bFood intake per day is expressed as kg of food and as digestible energy (DE).